With the provincial election only a few months away, the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is asking business owners, operators, and members of Ontario’s tourism industry to complete an anonymous and confidential survey.
The survey will address what concerns businesses have for the future of the tourism industry, what supports are necessary moving forward, and how the next provincial government can support tourism.
TIAO will use the findings from the survey in various advocacy efforts for tourism recovery and ensure concerns are on the platform of every candidate vying for elected office says a news release from the group.
"At this election how best to ensure the economic recovery of our province will be at the forefront of many voters' minds," says TIAO President Christopher Bloore. "A key component of that recovery is ensuring that the tourism and hospitality industry can rebound successfully after two years of closures and restrictions. As we start to reopen, our message is clear, reopening doesn't mean recovery and the tourism industry faces significant economic and labour challenges to meet before our industry can fully recover."
Nearly half a million Ontarian's rely on the tourism industry, in rural and downtown areas for their livelihoods says Bloore.
"Our latest industry survey will help ensure that prospective MPPs know what is happening on the front-line and that there can be no Ontario economic recovery without the tourism industry.'
You can fill out the survey here.
The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is recognized by government and industry as the voice of tourism.